Brokers can say anything to make themselves and their companies sound
great, making it hard for buyers and sellers to make an informed
decision. We prefer to have our clients do the talking for us.
A few clients you can reach out to about their experience:
- Debby & Peter Murray, Sold 89 West St, Portland - cell: 207-653-5143 or email@example.com
- Peter & Pam Macomber, Sold 88 Fessenden St, Portland - cell: 207-623-8512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Maloney, Sold 26 Belmont St, Portland - cell: 207-233-0014 or email@example.com
- Scott & Jen Derrig, Sold 26 Olde Birch Ln, Portland - cell: 207-776-8687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kingsley & Katie Sendze, Sold 51 Lane Ave, Portland - cell: 617-320-2501 or email@example.com
- Sharon Rosen & John Newton, Sold 8 Matthews St, Portland - cell: 207-253-1865 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brett Johnson, Sold 290 Baxter Blvd, Portland - cell: 207-838-9792 or email@example.com
- James Harnar, Sold 11 Deering St, Portland - cell: 207-807-6646 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brian & Sara Petrovek, Sold 51 Pleasant St, Yarmouth - cell: 207-415-4742 or email@example.com
- Katharine O'Neill, Sold 126 Bolton St, Portland - 207-409-6365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carrie Gordon, Sold 94 St Lawrence St, Portland - 207-653-2140 or GORDOC@mmc.org
"Tom Landry has always been there for me when I need advice on
anything from land, construction, investment properties, buying and
selling. His motto of 'Local Savvy Responsive' sums it up well.
Maybe 'Trustworthy' could be added to the summation. Tom is almost
too responsive. If I drop an Email on the evening or weekend looking
for advice or information, he gets back to me on the same day. My
latest condo sale was no exception. He sold it at a price that made
me a profit. The retired New Yorkers who purchased it commented that
it was the easiest transaction they ever had. I've lived in Portland
for about 30 years and still learn from Tom."
Dr. Pamela Anzelc, DDS
"Tom Landry and his staff at Benchmark Realty did a fist class
job marketing my 6 unit Marquis Lofts project. Tom's and Benchmark's
collective expertise, energy and creativity (not a quality that is
associated with the real estate industry very often) put them at the
top of their game. I look forward to working with them again and
certainly would recommend them to both buyers and sellers. Job well
done! Thank you."
"As first time home buyers, Glenna was instrumental in the
purchase of our house. We expected buying a house to be difficult,
especially since we were buying in Maine while living in New York,
but Glenna helped to make it a smooth process. She set up
appointments to view potential houses a weekend we came into town
and walked us through the good and bad of every house. Given her
extensive background in real estate her opinions were invaluable.
She is also honest and direct which we value tremendously. Once we
settled on a house, Glenna acted on our behalf and attended meetings
with electricians, inspectors and contractors since we could not
attend all of them. She really went above and beyond and we are
grateful for her commitment. We are so happy in our new home. We
could not have done it without her and whole heartedly recommend
Glenna when buying a house!"
"From the very first visit, my wife and I knew Glenna was focused solely on the buyer. Throughout the many months we were working together, she always had our best interests, needs and concerns in their proper place.
Glenna went out of her way to help negotiate the very best deal for us and we could not be more satisfied.
She is a real pro!!"
"For 24 years we lovingly renovated our brick Victorian townhouse
and gardens in the West End, so deciding to sell our home was not an
easy decision. We wanted a broker who would understand the value we
created, and who would find the next stewards for this beautiful
property. After interviewing four brokers, we selected Tom Landry
and, frankly, we couldn't have made a better choice!
We originally told Tom we wanted to sell the house in a year's time, but he didn't
blink an eye when we changed our minds and decided to accelerate the
timeline, putting it on the market in six weeks' time instead. Tom
had all the resources we needed to accomplish this feat. He brought
in an architectural historian and photographer to create a
beautiful, informative brochure on our house. And, he provided us
with a top-notch renovation expert to make the few repairs we needed
before he listed our house.
Most importantly, the whole Benchmark
Team gave us continuous support and assistance all the way, turning
an otherwise difficult and exhausting process into a gratifying
experience. After only seven days on the market, we received our
asking price and closed six weeks later! You can't ask for more. We
highly recommend Benchmark to anyone selling a home they love."
Susan Koen and Barbara Beckelman
"Because we were moving out of state, we had a tight timeline for
the sale of our home. The Benchmark Real Estate team got to work
quickly and efficiently to help us prepare our home, list it, and
find a buyer at our price point. The process could not have gone
more smoothly, and the quality of work and attention to detail
displayed by the Benchmark team was beyond our expectations."
Lynne Davis & Ryan McKeown
"As a first-time home buyer, it was great working with Tom and
his team at Benchmark. My family moved from out of state and wanted
to get into a home quickly. His team organized half a dozen showings
for the day after we arrived in town, and we were able to find a
home and put in an offer that day. Tom's knowledge of home
construction, from years of experience in the home restoration
business, allowed us to make an informed and confident purchase
decision. Finally, his relationship with the Seller's agent was
integral in securing a deal over multiple competitive offers, and
his team made the closing process very easy. I would strongly
recommend Tom for his technical savvy and extensive network of
Joe Budkiewicz & Bethany Vance
"Tom and Benchmark made the best first impression. He was
thorough with his initial walk through with us and spoke easily
about the marketplace and his experience. The advertising/marketing
materials Benchmark created, including the brochure, pictures and
web posting were terrific and reminded us of how beautiful our home
is. The Benchmark Team was always prompt and courteous too. We
were able to sell our house in the winter during the holiday
Anne & Aron Paquette - Portland
"We didn't use Tom Landry as our buyer broker when we purchased
our property but as we followed his career we knew, if we were ever
to sell, we would definitely list with him. His marketing materials
are at another level. No one that we interviewed even came close.
His knowledge and speciality in listing older homes was also a
unique strength. Our historic home in the West End had a unique story and we
wanted somebody who 'got it'. We're certain that Tom's local
expertise and world-class marketing led to our top of the market
sale. There are MANY brokers to choose from but there's only one Tom
Landry and Landry Team."
Ali Kopelman - Portland
"This summer, Tom and I began our journey to purchase a new home.
One day we drove past a home for sale that we had not seen before
in our searches and decided we wanted to see it. Friends of ours
had just purchased a home and recommended Glenna Irvine at Benchmark
when we were ready to buy. I contacted Glenna that day and told her
about the house we wanted to see. She was able to get us in right
away. After searching on our own for so long, we had just found
what we were looking for. Glenna quickly orchestrated the next
steps while providing guidance through each step and soon we were
under contract. Later, when it came time for closing, we were
presented with a significant roadblock that nearly prevented the
closing of not only the home were selling, but also the one we were
purchasing, and the one our sellers were purchasing. Glenna went way
above and beyond to reach a solution to the problem so all closings
could happen on their scheduled day. Her commitment to delivering
excellent customer service was unyielding and commendable. Her
confidence was reassuring and her compassion made us feel truly
valued and respected throughout the entire process. Words simply
cannot express the gratitude for all that she did."
Deb & Tom Fox
"It was a pleasure working with Tom. From providing staging
advice, to advising on price, to giving us an idea of timing, Tom's
expert advice and guidance helped us reach our goals and made our
home selling experience easy. His team was friendly and efficient
and always available for questions or guidance. And his Benchmark
marketing staff helped us create stunning photographs and beautiful
marketing materials that helped to sell our home in less than 6
The Darling Family - Cape Elizabeth
"Tom was extremely professional and handled this sale with great
composure. I am an out of state owner and trying to sell a home from
2000 mi away was stressful enough, let alone other personal issues
surrounding the property, but Tom made the process as fluid and
painless as possible. He clearly has a great network in the area as
the building received a serious offer within a week on the market
and we closed about 45 days later. I would recommend him to any
family and friends looking to perform a real estate transaction in
the Greater Portland area and I'm not one to give sincere referrals
lightly. At the very least, call and speak with him and see how you
feel, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you don't."
Cullen Saint Cross - Portland
"My house sale began with a house purchase in The Belgrade
Lakes Region. I trusted Tom so much that I asked him to become
involved and serve as an advisor to my buyer agent in that area,
although Tom got no commission out of my purchase in Belgrade. When
it came time for the corresponding sale here in Portland, I knew
Tom's local expertise and neighborhood involvement would lead to an
easy sale. My home on Backcove is under contract and in just weeks
sold for top price. Tom really knew the market and really knew the comps
inside and out. This along with his involvement in local charities
and local neighborhood organizations really makes him a local
expert. I trust Tom implicitly and recommend him to anyone I
Eric Hooglund - Portland
"Tom is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated broker, who I
highly recommend. He has an understanding and assuring personality
that is so helpful through the stressful rollercoaster nature of
selling property. With the expertise of Tom and his team at
Benchmark, my home received an offer at full price in less than a
week and we closed soon after."
John Plante - Portland
"We are so thrilled with the Benchmark team! After guiding us
through prepping and staging our home it only lasted on the market
for 3 days!
The Team quarterbacked the prepping process every step of the way,
saving us time and energy. Once under contract we shifted into
buying mode and within three weeks we found our dream home!
The buying process was smooth and the team went above and beyond to
make appointments and schedules work on short notice so that the
closing process happened without pause.
We needed to move before the school year began, the entire process
took 2.5 months, ending only one week after school began. Our lives
have transformed so quickly, it feels like we have worked with the
Benchmark team for years! Thank you to all for listening, coaching
us, and supporting us through the ups and down of a very stressful
and important time in a families' life. We recommend Benchmark for
anyone in any situation. They have the network and action oriented
skills to get it done!"
The Sendze Family - Portland
"Tom has an easy and personable way about him while very keen
about the real estate business. He is able to both keep his clients
needs in mind and also able to maintain realistic communication
throughout the process. If you listen to Tom and his team, utilize
their experience, you will sell your home. Like he says, List with
Mike & Michelle Janosik
"As a friend and neighbor I had always known I would use Tom
Landry as my broker, but it wasn't until the process began that I
realized what a goldmine Tom and his team are. I had an incredible
experience selling my home through Benchmark Real Estate.Tom guided
me seamlessly through readying a 100 year old home for sale, and the
legwork on his end was amazing. Tom is a "community" broker. He is
passionate about history and honoring a home's character, while at
the same time employing fabulous negotiating skills and above all
remaining realistic and professional throughout the process. He
recognizes how emotional selling a home can be, and he strives to
make homeowners be the best sellers they can be! In other words, by
the time my house went on the market, it looked gorgeous, was in
great shape, and I had full confidence in the sale. He is warm,
funny and easy to work with, and his entire team was available 24/7.
I highly recommend Tom Landry and Benchmark Real Estate!"
Sarah Maloney - Portland
"We initially attempted to sell our home ourselves as For Sale By
Owner but were not receiving any offers. We consulted with Tom and
were immediately impressed with his unmatched marketing materials.
Tom's knowledge of the market allowed us to maximize the pricing of
our home. However, Tom's greatest asset proved to be during the
negotiations as his cool demeanor and experience paid off to allow
us to sell well over our asking price at FSBO. Working with Tom was
our best opportunity to sell our home at its full potential."
Scott & Jen Derrig - Portland
"We couldn't have been more pleased about our recent sale with Benchmark.
Tom and his team helped us with the monumental task of preparing our
125-year old West End house for sale....no mean feat given its size, age,
and the countless years our family has lived in it! Tom and his team were
professional, helpful and on the spot when needed. We recommend Tom and his
team without hesitation"
Debby and Peter Murray
"Tom expertly guided us through the complex and sometimes
emotional process of successfully selling our home. He used
multiple marketing tools to immediately focus attention on our
property and create a lot of "buzz" around it. We also appreciated
his wise advice -- based on his extensive experience and the other
professionals he engaged on our behalf -- about what to focus on in
preparing to present our home to the marketplace. Selling your home
can be stressful, but, with Tom, it was about as quick and calm an
experience as you could hope for."
John Newton and Sharon Rosen
"Thank you all for selling my condo and concept! It was a joy working with you and your positive vibes."
"When we first met Tom we knew he was going to be our broker. Tom
is friendly, laid back, engaging, knowledgeable, experienced, and
does not waste time getting down to business. Tom laid out a
strategy and put his team at Benchmark, including Glenna, to work.
Thanks Glenna!! Tom's helpful suggestions and contacts aided us in
preparing the house for market. Benchmark is a one stop shop; all we
had to do was ask, and believe me, we had plenty of questions. From
professional photographers to home improvement specialists,
Benchmark had it covered. They helped to make our first experience
selling a house a total breeze. Thank you, Benchmark."
Bill & Lori
"I can't say enough good things about Glenna Irvine! As a first time buyer, she helped guide me through the process and answered every possible question I could think of. I just closed on an awesome house and would highly recommend Glenna to anyone!"
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Benchmark this year.
They made our dream come true to start spending winters in Hawaii
with family. Tom had our large home under contract within 48 hours
of being on the market and then Glenna helped us find our 'perfect'
smaller home in Back Cove at a great price."
Michael and Beth Gaige
"After making the difficult decision to sell our house on the
East End, we knew there was only one agency to turn to: Benchmark.
Tom and Glenna gave us sound, reasonable, realistic advice on how
(and even whether) to sell our home, and helped us through every
step in the process. We held an open house on a Sunday, and by
Monday we had three offers in hand--two above the asking price. The
entire process--from listing to staging to closing--was seamless,
guided by their expert advice and experience. Glenna helped us find
our new home in Deering, and we couldn't be happier with how it all
worked out. Thanks Benchmark!"
The Johnson family
Reeve, Nick, Sadie and Clover
"We had a great experience working with Tom. We had to schedule
two closings on the same day (one for the condo we sold and one for
the condo we bought) and they were very well-coordinated. Tom is so
professional but we also felt like he was a friend. He was so prompt
and returned our calls and emails right away. Tom is amazing and so
easy to get along with. He took the pain out of everything."
Donny & Gino
"What was most important to us when it came to selling our home
was having someone who was willing to listen and incorporate our
ideas into the process. We appreciated how Tom saw our home through
our eyes (even though he hit his head on every doorway). We truly
believe that his excitement and the energy he had about our house is
what helped to sell it.
Even though Lynn and I think a lot alike, when it came to buying our
next home, we didn't always have the same vision. Still, Glenna let
us work out the journey together, and even though it occasionally
took us all a little off track, we eventually found the perfect
As a couple we love to hike, but buying and selling a home shouldn't
be like climbing a mountain - thank you Benchmark for making it feel
Lynn Provencher and Dee Tutino
"We are not easy customers. We are indecisive, emotional, full of
regret, fickle, etc. Maybe that describes any homebuyer or home
seller, but when we decided to sell our beloved home in Portland
earlier this year to seek out more space and more quiet, we were a
mess. Tom and Glenna guided us through the process with patience and
professionalism and solid advice. The home that Tom helped us sell
sold within a matter of days; we are now happily settled in the home
Glenna helped us find in Cape Elizabeth. Despite our constantly
changing idea of what we were looking for in a home, Glenna never
lost her sense of humor. Additionally, every professional to whom
Tom or Glenna referred us for one service or another turned out to
be skilled and reliable. Selling, buying and moving were not an easy
ride, but Tom and Glenna took most of the bumps out of it."
Sandy & Mary Marsters
"Benchmark did a great job marketing our home in Portland. Tom and his team
are very professional and pay attention to every detail from the marketing
to the closing. We can recommend Benchmark without reservation."
Dave & Veda Cooper
"Tom met our high expectations and delivered by selling our house
quickly and above asking price. Thank you Benchmark!"
Aaron & Mary McMorrow
"We are writing to express our thanks to Glenna Irvine and the
Benchmark team for helping with the purchase of our first house.
Glenna approached each prospective house with the eyes of both a
homeowner and investor, and served as an invaluable sounding board
as we puzzled through our many options. She was accessible for our
questions and concerns to such a degree that we were often convinced
we were her only client. The service and assistance we received was
far beyond our expectations, and we are grateful to everyone at
Benchmark as we sit happily in our new home."
Jen Roberts and Heeth Grantham
"We turned to The Landry Team at Benchmark Real Estate to sell
the historic home we restored in the Arts District. Tom and Glenna
really helped us ready the home for sale and provided invaluable
staging advice before we listed. Their marketing package was truly
world class and included a stunning website just for our home,
breathtaking photos, effective postcards that were mailed to
neighbors, buyer and brokers and custom sheets. As a direct result
of this attention - our first open house drew a big crowd of serious
buyers. Soon after; we had a great offer. We value this team's
work so much that we retained them to help us buy our new home. We
give them the highest of recommendations."
James Harnar & Kathleen McKeen
"When we decided to sell our two-family we invited a several
agents to see the property. Tom stood out! He arrived prepared with
comparable sales and listings in our neighborhood. He was able to
see the value in our house and his marketing plan was thorough and
well-designed. His energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness made us
feel as if we were his only listing. The outcome? Our house was on
the market for only 12 days and the selling price was on target with
our expectations. We couldn't ask for a better experience!"
The Peterson Family - Portland
"Tom and Glenna put together a very specific list of items we
needed to address in order to sell our home. They also put us in
touch with the professionals that would do the work for us. The day
after the open house, we received a great offer. All through the
process they were amazingly responsive and made our life easier
during this huge transition."
Katharine O'Neill, Paul Guerin, and son, William
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Tom and Glenna. They know
their stuff! They take care of all the details, but keep you
informed. They make themselves available on evenings and weekends. I
would recommend this team without any reservations."
Carrie Gordon - Portland
"It was a pleasure working with you and Benchmark.We truly appreciate
the thorough nature of your services and attention to detail. The
professional photos of our home on your website and your market
research, which lead to your recommendation of our asking price was
invaluable. We would not hesitate to recommend Benchmark to a friend or
Michael Chestnutt and Jennifer Christian
"Honest. Realistic. Supportive. Tom listened, spent time
educating me on the comparable homes and options, and was realistic
about what I could expect. His team worked diligently to articulate
the key selling points of my home and explain related comps to
brokers and buyers. I would recommend Tom and his team without
Christina - Portland
"For 7 months we attempted to sell our condo with little activity
and no offers. We figured it was a bad market and, even though we
didn't want to, resigned ourselves to rent it out. Then we met Tom
and his team. They listened to our needs and concerns, devised an
effective marketing plan, listed the property, and within three
weeks it was sold! Why waste time and money? If you want to sell in
this slow market, you really owe it to yourself to call Tom."
Dave and Ron
"Listing with Tom Landry was one of the best decisions we've ever
made! In this difficult market, selling our home was surprisingly
easy. Thanks to the team's great marketing skills, our home was
under contract in just ten days! Thanks Tom and Glenna!"
The Hall Family - Portland
"We listed our Portland house with The Landry Team and had an
offer in hand two days after the sign went up in the front yard --
and a back-up offer in hand for more than our asking price five days
after that. While news reports were telling horror stories about the
worst real estate market in history, we felt like champions.
We know we got lucky, but we also know that most of the work of selling our
house happened before it hit the market. Tom strategized with us
about pricing, carefully reviewing comparable properties, and helped
us arrive at an aggressive but realistic price that would drive
buyers to move quickly. He and his Team helped us stage the house to
make the best possible impression on buyers, and the photographs and
text that went with the listing were responsible for the terrific
interest we had as soon as the property listing went live.
What we learned from the experience is that there's not one "real
estate market" but rather several distinct niche markets, each with
their own rules and their own supply and demand. Tom knows Portland
real estate and has great instincts about what buyers want in each
niche. We were delighted with his advice and counsel. If you're
buying or selling a home in Portland, it's good to have Tom on your
Jim & Sherry Mason
"It has been great working with The Landry Team in connection
with the sale of our house. Lots of good advice, but what I have
really appreciated is how responsive they have been".
Tom, Leigh & Lida Mundhenk - Portland
"Benchmark was great in guiding us through the selling process.
With Tom's careful analysis in pricing our home, Glenna's staging
advice, amazing photos and marketing; we had our home under contract
in 2 weeks...WOW! The only person who complained was the contractor
in our new home; we arrived a lot sooner than he expected. Thanks
Eugenie & Bill de Rham - Portland
"Who knew selling a house could be effortless? Tom Landry made us
feel like we were his most important clients and Glenna Irvine's
staging expertise made our house look magazine worthy. The result -
we had multiple offers and closed for full asking price. With so
many brokers to choose from this is the only team we trust and
Tasker Family - Portland
"Since we were buying and selling at the same time, we really
appreciated The Landry Team's insight into the local market. Their
experience and integrity were evident throughout the entire process,
but even more importantly, whenever we spoke or met, it was like we
were their only client."
Tim, Rebecca and Eva - Portland
"Tom and his team know their market very well. With their
recommendations we were able to maximize our investment returns
within days of going on the market. Benchmark was invaluable from
start to finish."
Bill & Nancy Calvert
"Tom and Glenna had a reputation of being extremely capable and
successful despite the down market so our expectations, after
choosing them over several other realtors, were high. They exceeded
all these expectations and more as they were knowledgeable,
efficient, responsive, personable, and got the job done. Tom sold
our home almost immediately and when it was soon time to buy, we
felt so confident with Benchmark that Glenna was chosen as our
buying broker. She, too, found our house in no time and was able to
broker a deal which we remain extremely pleased with. In short, in
this tough market, the Landry Team was able to sell our house and
purchase another in approximately three months. What more could one
hope for? We'd use them again without question."
Kevin & Alisan
"Tom sold our family owned multi that our parents bought when I
was in 2nd grade and my family lived in for 32 years. It was both
an emotional and financial transaction. Tom brought credibility,
patience, creativity, empathy, perseverance and a professional
demeanor that enabled him to satisfy the competing priorities of
five different people. To top it off, he conducted the closing
while I was on an overseas business trip. I am confident there are
very few real estate professionals who could have managed this event
the way Tom did."